Overturn the Arizona Immigration Law - Please!

I sincerely hope Obama and the Holder Justice Dept. succeed in their efforts to overturn the Arizona immigration law.  This needs to happen, not because it is racist or unfair.  But once the Arizona law is out of the way as a political football for the Progressive pro-amnesty crowd, the entire focus of culpability for the consequences of lax border security will be on Obama's shoulders.

As highlighted by Frank Ross in BigJournalism.com, a 2006 report by the House Committee on Homeland Security spells out the escalating horrors occurring on the southern border.  Drug cartels have become sophisticated paramilitary organizations, utilizing military weaponry and armor.  They have taken control of border cities, ruthlessly kidnapping, torturing, raping, and murdering innocent US and Mexican citizens.  

An even greater concern in the report is that 650 potential terrorists from "special interest countries" were caught crossing the border in 2006.  Since federal law enforcement estimates that 10% to 30% of illegal aliens are apprehended, that means that literally thousands of suspected terrorists are smuggled into the US every year. 

In fact, a Hezb'allah leader, Jameel Nasr, was arrested at his home this week by Mexican police, accused of organizing a terror network in conjunction with Mexican drug cartels.  His home is in Tijuana, just a few miles from the California border.  At least we can count on the Mexican authorities to protect Americans from Hezb'allah terrorism, if no one else.

The official estimates of all illegal aliens successfully entering the country across the Mexican border, many escaping criminal prosecution in their home countries, are as high as 10 million per year.  Estimates of drugs smuggled annually into the US are as high as 2.2 million kilograms of cocaine and 11.6 million kilograms of marijuana, based on 2005 numbers.

The bottom line is that this is not likely to end well for us, even if the Arizona law is upheld.  Unless they have a change of heart and act decisively, the Obama administration's recalcitrance against protecting the border and the American people for rank partisan political reasons will become their undoing. 

Andrew Thomas